Sunday, April 03, 2011

Clint's diet

In the HS-raati ("The HS council" of the Helsingin Sanomat newspaper) debate the topic this week was meat-eating, which is sometimes associated with machismo. Clint Eastwood is a major representative and parodist of machismo in contemporary culture. But Clint, the "ambassador of fitness", does not eat red meat. Eric's Gym's website runs an interesting article on Clint's workout by Scott Hays, written in 1991, with the following information:

Eastwood maintains a low-fat, high protein diet. He also pays close attention to his cholesterol levels (his father, a meat and potatoes man, died at an early age of cardiovascular disease). He consults with a nutritionist, but generally sticks to the following diet:
- Fish (his main source of protein)
- Pasta
- Fruits and vegetable
- No dairy products (he hasn't had an egg in years)
- No red meat (except for the occasional Dirty Harry burger at his restaurant, the Hog's Breath Inn in Carmel)
- Protein supplements
- Aminos acids
- Vitamin supplements and antioxidants

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